Unlock your business potential!


01st Dec 2017



Do you have a business foundation degree that’s going to waste? We understand, sometimes life gets in the way. But it’s never too late to turn that foundation course into a full degree!

If you’ve completed a business-related foundation-level degree (or HND, or equivalent) then we can help you to unlock your potential and gain that additional Bachelors-level qualification.

We’re currently taking applications for our BA (Hons) Business and Management (Top-up) & BA (Hons) Business and Marketing (Top-up) degrees starting in January 2018. These courses enable you to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of the strategic and international dimensions of business. They will also provide you with the necessary expertise to critically evaluate business models and concepts and apply them to real-world situations.

Whether you choose to specialise in management or marketing, you’ll also be equipped with a wide range of skills making you highly desired by employers in a variety of industries and professions. Our courses can also provide a stepping stone to future postgraduate studies.

So why not start that January New Year’s resolution early and take the next step in your career development?


What kind of careers can a business degree lead to?

Our business graduates have gone on to have successful careers in consultancy, human resources management, operations management, marketing, finance and accounting, as well as general management, plus many more.

Naomi McLaughlan was able to improve her own business by studying a BA (Hons) Business and Marketing:


Why should I choose an online degree?

There are lots of benefits of choosing an online degree as your way of study. You’ll have the flexibility to study anywhere in the world, at your own pace, and all you need is a laptop and a good internet connection! You’ll save time, money and stress not having to commute to and from campus. All our modules are assignment based too, so there’s no need to worry about exams. We also limit our class sizes to a maximum of 20 students, so you can be sure you’ll get the support you need throughout your course.


I don’t have a foundation degree, where can I go to start a business course?

Why not try our CertHE Business and Management course? Designed to give you practical and usable skills for both current and future employment roles, this programme is based around specific business-related issues within the context of cross-functional modules that develop communications, presentation, writing, analytical and critical-thinking skills. This course can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards a Bachelors degree.


Why should I study with University of Essex Online?

We pride ourselves on student support and satisfaction. Every module is taught by an expert tutor with years of experience in their chosen field. You’ll have the perfect opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace. On starting a course, you are assigned a personal Student Adviser who is your first point of contact throughout your studies and serves as your mentor.

We have consistently received outstanding overall student satisfaction ratings from the independent National Student Survey (NSS), receiving 93% for overall student satisfaction in 2017.


What if I find the course is not for me?

No problem! We provide a 21-day money back guarantee, so if you don’t progress after the first 21 days, your loan will not be activated and you won’t be charged. If you have paid for the course yourself, you’ll simply receive a full refund.


Not sure which business path to follow? Check out our blog: Business and Management or Business and Marketing?